Thursday, November 5, 2015

• Carter Visits USS Theodore Roosevelt in South China Sea By Lisa Ferdinando
By Lisa Ferdinando, Defense Media Activity
Posted November 5, 2015
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter flies in a V-22 Osprey after visiting the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) in the South China Sea. (U.S. Air Force/Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz)

Friday, October 23, 2015

• As U.S. eyes South China Sea patrols, will Japan play a role? BY JESSE JOHNSON

Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in May. | REUTERS
U.S. warship sails close to Chinese artificial island in South China Sea - By Jim Sciutto and Barbara Starr, CNN - Tue October 27, 2015
US Navy destroyer passes disputed China islands - 0/27/2015
- U.S. Rhetoric Turns to Action as Warship Patrols South China Sea - Oct 27, 2015- Pres. Aquino welcomes U.S. presence in South China Sea By Patricia de Leon, CNN Philippines - Tue, October 27, 2015
- Beijing Calls U.S. Warship’s Route in South China Sea a ‘Provocation’ - By JANE PERLEZ OCT. 27, 2015

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

• Time to Crack Down on Chinese Hacking - Michael Mazza

"To date, the Chinese have had no reason to cease, or at least to curb, cyberattacks on the U.S. government. It’s time for Washington to give them one."
Michael Mazza - August 7, 2015

• Chemical plant Explosion in Zhejiang (China) - One explosion is an accident; four is sabotage: Fourth industrial explosion rocks China in string of covert attacks on industry - by Mike Adams

Sunday, September 6, 2015

• US warships might make a pass by China's man-made islands By NAOYA YOSHINO

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. government is considering (again) whether to send military ships and planes close to China's man-made islands in the South China Sea.
The government is leaning that way in the wake of Chinese navy vessels' recent passage through U.S. territorial waters off Alaska.

• Chinese Animators Envision a Future War in Asia—and Blow Up the Internet - Lauren Dickey

Lauren Dickey - September 5, 2015
Alongside the military spectacle that passed through Tiananmen Square in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, the Chinese media conglomerate Tecent also released a new computer-generated video, “Battle to Capture an Island: a Full View of Chinese Military Strength.”

• Will China Invade Alaska, Canada? Will Russia? Bernie Quigley
The theory of 65-year cycles points to a critical moment in China's evolution
By Bernie Quigley | 09/03/15 1:02pm

Five Chinese navy ships are currently operating in the Bering Sea off the coast of Alaska, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday, marking the first time the U.S. military has seen them in the area. Why the sudden interest?

Saturday, September 5, 2015

• US to hit China hackers before Xi’s Washington visit By Demetri Sevastopulo, Gina Chon and Charles Clover

By Demetri Sevastopulo, Gina Chon and Charles Clover
Friday, September 04, 2015
* Washington Post: US Developing Sanctions Against China Cyber Crimes -By Evangeline Alfeche | September 6, 2015
* Financial Times: USA sanctions against Chinese companies could come next week - September 6, 2015 Sam Kerry
* Beijing expected to escape US hacking sanctions - By Katie Bo Williams - 09/06/15
* Officials: China cyber sanctions could come next week - By Tal Kopan and Jim Sciutto - Sat September 5, 2015
* U.S. could impose China cyber sanctions next week - By Amy R. Connolly | Sept. 5, 2015
* Why the U.S. and China are headed toward an escalating cyber war
* Inflated Cybersecurity Threat Escalates US-China Mistrust

• America Must Take a Stand in the South China Sea By Patrick M. Cronin

By Patrick M. Cronin
Saturday, September 05, 2015
If we are not prepared to back our principles with strength, then we should not be surprised when an opportunistic and increasingly capable China takes full advantage of a vacuum of power.
China is incrementally but inexorably moving to assert its claim over the vast majority of that semi-enclosed body of water, which covers more than twice the area of Alaska.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

• China's covert war with America heats up: warships near Alaska, another industrial explosion, and China unveils cruise missile that renders U.S. carriers obsolete - by Mike Adams

• Asia's Greatest Fear: A U.S.-China War - Robert Farley

Who would win?  

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

• Why It Matters That the US May Sanction Chinese Entities Over Cyber Espionage - By Ankit Panda
Cyber’s always been a touchy subject for U.S.-China ties. This time, Washington will rock the boat.
By Ankit Panda
The Washington Post reported on Sunday that the Obama administration was working to impose sanctions against Chinese individuals and entities involved in cyber attacks and espionage against the United States.

• China and Russia are using hacked data to target U.S. spies - By Brian Bennett
China employs sophisticated software to isolate disparate clues that can be used to identify, track, blackmail and recruit U.S. intelligence operatives.
By Brian Bennett

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, shown in Moutain View, Calif., says the military needs to boost its cyberdefenses. “We're not doing as well as we need to do in job one in cyber, which is defending our own networks,” he said.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

• China retaliates? Massive explosion rips through U.S. military ammunitions storage facility near Tokyo; sabotage device found on the scene - by Mike Adams

• CHINA: Shandong explosion - Second massive explosion strikes China's production heartland in Shandong as currency wars accelerate toward WWIII - by Mike Adams